In today’s special episode, Greg talks with Gary W. Moore, critically acclaimed author and motivational speaker, about how creativity plays a leading role in christian leadership.
Gary W. Moore has lead several successful companies focused on direct sales and marketing. In his tenure as a business executive, He served as the CEO of several publicly traded companies. He has also authored several books including Playing with the Enemy, a critically acclaimed book that will soon be made into a major motion picture.
In today’s video, Greg and Gary discuss the greatest challenges leaders face today: stifling the creativity of their team instead of encouraging creativity within their team.
In this episode you will learn –
- How discern which members of you should allow yourself to receive council from
- Why expecting to plant a seed of creativity in your team is a recipe for failure
- How asking questions encourages the creative process for your team
TAKEAWAYS FROM EPISODE 24:
1. Encourage Creativity In Your Team By…Listening to the council of others.
- The best leaders are great listeners.
- You can’t expect to be able to take in the advice and feedback of every member of your team.
- You must design a group of no more than 5 people that you listen to and adjust your decisions accordingly.
- You can’t lead without listening to the members of your team that are on the front lines.
2. Encourage Creativity In Your Team By…Asking Questions.
- Asking questions instead of making statements.
- By putting a period at the end of a statement, it suppresses your team’s ability to stumble upon creative solutions.
- Thinking there is only one answer to your problem KILLS CREATIVITY.
3. Encourage Creativity In Your Team By…Recognizing Each Employee’s Gifts.
- In order to be a leader, you must train other leaders.
- Be prayerful and discerning about their gifts, and then expanding on their gifts.
- Some people are born with creativity and others develop creativity.
- Don’t expect to simply plant the seed of creativity, and watch it manifest.